Pure Slush

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I want to be that fella:

The one in the hardware store

Who brought in his mower blade

To be sharpened.

To be curious enough to wonder

About its condition,

To be decisive enough to create a plan

About how best steel should meet blade,

To have the tools to undo what has been set in place

 By countless revolutions,

To be strong enough to remove the bolt

Stained with grass and rust, pelted with pebbles

And stones, nicked by the violence of order.

Aw to hell with it. I'll buy a new blade from China;

It's three dollars less.  


published 30 January 2013